To be published in 2023
Greg Vizzi and Chief Quiet Thunder: friends and collaborators
THE SEVENTH GENERATION
QUIET THUNDER SPEAKS: OF HIS LIFE, THE CULTURE AND WISDOM OF HIS ANCESTORS,
THE LENNIE-LENAPE PEOPLE
Chief Quiet Thunder's principle audience were school age children from grades 4 to 8. However, he also gave presentations to college and graduate level audiences and on one occasion, the United Nations.
The Seventh Generation was written for a mature audience with end notes and historical references. It contains all the material from The Original People with additional content more adult or not appropriate for grade school level readers. In "The Original People", there are stories of growing up, family, and Lenape history. Cultural traditions and religion are also covered, but The Seventh Generation goes into greater depth, including more controversial subjects.
The Seventh Generation includes more areas of Chief Quiet Thunder’s adult life and working experiences in modern society. Some of the additional topics covered are tribal relations, politics, government policies, archeology, racial issues and religion. The Seventh Generation is written in Quiet Thunder's own words and from his perspective. The following chapters will be included:
The Seventh Generation
The Myth of Federal Recognition